Women’s History Month 2014: Brooklyn Congresswoman Gets Inspiration from Activist Mom
NY1 continues its week-long series of women in government and politics with a profile of Rep. Yvette Clarke, a congresswoman from Brooklyn who says she is inspired by her activist mom, who introduced her to politics as a child. NY1's Cheryl Wills filed the following report.
“Brooklyn-born Shirley Chisholm made history in 1968 as the first African-American woman elected to Congress.
“Yvette Clarke was just four years old at the time but she was in awe of the feisty congresswoman who was a family friend that she looked up to as a child.”
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Issues: 113th Congress